J&K civic polls: Jammu high, Kashmir low on votes

SRINAGAR: Even as Jammu department recorded 76% votes, Kashmir's abysmally low participation introduced the overall ballot share down to only 30% in the second segment of the municipal elections in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday.

Only over 3% citizens polled in the Kashmir valley.

The municipal polls have been held in 263 wards (214 in Jammu and 49 in Kashmir), Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&Ok, Shaleen Kabra said. Out of 23 city local our bodies which went to polls on Wednesday, five are in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu.


The CEO said the cumulative polling share in the two levels around the state so far is 46.7% with 67.3% votes in Jammu department and eight.34% in Kashmir department.


In Kashmir, Bandipora recorded the absolute best with 36% votes. In Jammu department, the absolute best polling share of 84.6% used to be recorded in Reasi, the CEO said. Reports said Anantnag and Srinagar recorded the lowest turnout at 1.1% and a pair of.3% respectively. Handwara in Kashmir recorded a ballot share of five.1% whilst Sopore recorded 6.1%.


For segment two, 544 polling stations have been designated, with 270 in Kashmir Division and 274 in Jammu Division. 1029 applicants have been in the fray, with 881 applicants in Jammu department and 148 applicants in Kashmir department.


The huge end up in Jammu and deficient turnout in Kashmir used to be a repeat of the craze observed in the first segment of the ballot. Reports said a BJP candidate, Azad Singh, died of cardiac arrest after casting his vote. The 2nd segment of polls have been held amid a shutdown call by way of separatists.
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